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Hi there

I'm in the progress of making a theme for retrofe and decided to port it here or finish it here. I did notice theming looks a bit harder here so it might take some time.
I just finished the systems design today. It's roughly based on the retrofe Aura theme.

More to come in the near future.

H

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Wow that helps a lot! 

Few questions:

  • how do i capitalize my font?
  • how do i use the condensed style of my font? i can only choose italic and normal, regular and bold. (i have medium, light, ultra light, ...)
  • my font's don't seem to load in bigbox, only in the editor, do i need to place them inside launchbox somewhere?
    edit: found the solution: had to place my fonts in the theme folder inside launchbox folder.

Thanks in advance

H

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On 2/8/2020 at 2:32 PM, HannesRoets said:

Wow that helps a lot! 

Do you happen to know a way to capitalize my text. I asume it's not in the UI but it might be possible by editing Default_HorizontalWheel1GamesView.txt file?

Thanks in advance

H

Have you tried using a Typography.Capitals command? Not sure if it will work with the font you are using, but worth a test.

In the text block try adding Typography.Capitals="Normal" or Typography.Capitals="AllSmallCaps"

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2 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

Have you tried using a Typography.Capitals command?

I'm guessing that's within visual studio and not that theme editor ?

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On 2/8/2020 at 3:44 PM, HannesRoets said:

I'm guessing that's within visual studio and not that theme editor ?

Correct. I do not think Y2Guru has added any coding for that in his program. It is a great program and does have it's limits in its current form. However, he is constantly working on it so it is only going to get better and better. You could always use his program and then edit the xaml to add that piece in. But if you are working in VS or just coding in Notepad++ that should work for what you need. Although it does not work on all font styles.

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Ah, eureka! Progress :D
Unfortunatly it only small caps worked when i added it into the xaml.
But I could just edit my photoshop files to match the current size of the normal caps.

However, i also ran into a problem where the manufacturer doesn't push asside the system name.
I come from a html/css background and what i wanted to do was something like this:

<span style=font-size:60px;color:rgba(0,0,0,0.67);font-family:'Barlow Condensed';><span style="font-weight:light;text-transform:uppercase">Capcom</span><span style="font-weight:bold;text-transform:uppercase">Play system II</span></span>

Is there a way to achieve this behaviour? Or what would be realy nice is to be able to convert html & inline css to xaml ^^

thanks!

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58 minutes ago, HannesRoets said:

Unfortunatly it only small caps worked when i added it into the xaml.

Just guessing from the image you want to capitalise SelectedPlatform.Cpu and 'GAMES' by default these use TextBlocks and Typography.Capitals only works with a specific number of OpenType fonts, this would be why it is not working.

Also just to note for some reason certain fonts just aren't modifiable in BigBox, you'll need to add it as a resource in Visual Studio and build the library (DLL), see this alternatively you can try this but in my scenario it did not work and I had to build the DLL library.
 

58 minutes ago, HannesRoets said:

I also ran into a problem where the manufacturer doesn't push asside the system name.
I come from a html/css background and what i wanted to do was something like this:


<span style=font-size:60px;color:rgba(0,0,0,0.67);font-family:'Barlow Condensed';><span style="font-weight:light;text-transform:uppercase">Capcom</span><span style="font-weight:bold;text-transform:uppercase">Play system II</span></span>

Is there a way to achieve this behaviour? Or what would be realy nice is to be able to convert html & inline css to xaml ^^

thanks!

This is one way you could do it for games total

<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
	<TextBlock Text="{Binding GamesCount}" FontFamily="" FontSize="" FontWeight="" Foreground="" />
	<TextBlock Text=" GAMES" FontFamily="" FontSize="" FontWeight="" Foreground="" />
</StackPanel>
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On 2/8/2020 at 2:00 AM, HannesRoets said:

Hi there

I'm in the progress of making a theme for retrofe and decided to port it here or finish it here. I did notice theming looks a bit harder here so it might take some time.
I just finished the systems design today. It's roughly based on the retrofe Aura theme.

More to come in the near future.

H

design-systems.png

came across this on a random google search . @HannesRoets gotta ask if this is still in the making 

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